My winter fitness level was like many things in the winter months...dormant. Besides swim lessons, a few times pedaling away on the exercise bike, and a walk here and there, I spent most of my free time catching up on must-see tv (ha!) and movies.
Now that summer is almost here, and the heat and humidity are out in full force, it's time to get back in that fitness groove. Lately, I've been getting some good walking mileage in around town, doing anywhere from 3-5 miles at a time and trying to get in at least 3 to 4 days of walking a week.
Today, I did a little walk/run circuit on the treadmill for 37 minutes and found my running legs again, if only for a little bit. I am contemplating doing a race or two this year so it felt good to get in some running without feeling like I'm going to collapse. Of course, running on a treadmill in air conditioning is much nicer than in humid conditions, it still works for me!
My biggest hurdle is going to be weight training. I know how important weight training is for optimal fitness goals, and will really help in the long run with cardio as well, I just hate it. Weights bore me and I can't seem to stick with them for more than 10-15 minutes. I'm thinking maybe a video or a gym class may be the best option to start with to get some good ideas and keep me involved long enough to see results. There's always Crossfit...
Wednesday, January 1, 2014
No 2013 recap from this girl...although there were a sprinkling of good times in 2013, it was not one of my better years so we'll let it fade off into the distance and move onward and upward (I hope)! In true Crystal fashion, I have some goals that I hope to achieve this year. Here's some of what is on my agenda for this year, some small things and big ticket items as well.
- Complete 100 push-up challenge
- Personal Trainer certification
- Visit the Sears Tower skybox
- Visit 2 new breweries
- Get a pedicure
- Lose 50 pounds
- 30 days of running
- Plan a weekend trip - Key West or Charleston
- Donate blood at least twice
- See a play or musical
- Visit Crowder Mountain State Park
- Go ziplining
Get a road ID - completed
- Daily photo project for one month
- Host a small dinner party
- Recreate 5 pins from Pinterest
- Say yes to more things
- Try something new
- Cook at least one new recipe a month
- Run a half marathon